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Artist: Sarah DeBerry


Sarah DeBerry
Sarah DeBerry, TEXAS
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The inspiration for my work comes broadly from the natural world; gems and
minerals in particular. There are many other sources that I draw from including abstract painting, historical & current ceramics, and fiber & jewelry design. I am interested in the interplay between opposites: rough vs refined, coarse vs smooth, matte vs gloss. I am attracted to the organic shapes and unexpected colors of the earth. I adore color, especially rich jewel tones and unexpected combinations.
My pots celebrate the relationships between form, color, balance, tension,
texture, and function. My goal is to tap into a unique aesthetic. It is a quest to draw from inspiration and create something that is fresh and authentic.

Education:
BA (Major: English; Minor: Art History); University of Texas at Austin. 1997.
BFA (Studio Art); University of Texas at Austin. 2000.

Juried Shows:
March 2020. Last Call V. Companion Gallery. Humboldt, TN.
March 2020. Mug Madness! Saltstone Ceramics. Seattle, WA.
March 2020. Sip: A Ceramic Cup Show. Savannah Clay Community. Savannah,
GA.
October 2019. Cup: The Intimate Object XV. Charlie Cummings Gallery.
Gainesville, FL.
September 2019. Material Mugs IV: COBALT. Companion Gallery. Humboldt, TN.
August 2019. From the Ground Up XXIX: Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition. Las
Cruces Museum of Art. Las Cruces, New Mexico.
June 2019. Cheer! Drink Up! 2019. Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel.
Commonwheel Artist’s Co-op. Manitou Springs, CO.
June 2019. Working Pots IV: MUGS. James May Gallery. Algoma, WI.
March 2019. Sip. A Ceramic Cup Show. Savannah Clay Community. Savannah,
GA.
June 2018. Cheers! Drink Up! 2018: Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel.
Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Manitou Springs, CO.
May 2019. Due West. West Austin Studio Tour Kick-Off Party and Exhibition
Opening. Big Medium. Austin, TX.
September 2017. Best of Texas Clay. Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild. Ft.
Worth, Texas.

Festivals and Sales:
December 2019. Cherrywood Art Fair. Austin, TX.
May 2019. Violet Crown Festival. Brentwood Park, Austin, TX.
November 2018. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Austin, TX.
May 2018. West Austin Studio Tour. Austin, Texas.
May 2018. Violet Crown Festival. Brentwood Park, Austin, Texas.
January 2018. Cups for Y’all Pop-Up Sale @ Asher Gallery. Houston Center for
Contemporary Craft. Houston, TX.
October 2017. AIDS Walk Austin. Republic Square Park. Austin, Texas.
May 2017. West Austin Studio Tour. Austin, Texas.

Awards:
Aaron Gara Award. From the Ground Up XXX - Juror: Naomi Clement. Las Cruces
Museum of Art and the Potter’s Guild of Las Cruces. August 2019.
Best in Show: Working Pots IV: MUGS - Juror: Nick DeVries. James May Gallery.
Algoma, WI. June 2019.

Affiliations:
Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
Member, International Ceramic Artists Network (ICAN)


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